OECD Week 2010: Practical information for journalists



In the context of OECD Week, journalists wishing to register for the OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting should send their name, medium, employer and national press number to media.registration@oecd.org. A valid press card will be required on arrival at the OECD Conference Centre.

News conferences and briefings

» Forum sessions
They will be open to journalists. Consult the Forum programme.

» Press briefings with Forum speakers
They normally take place in the Media Centre (CC1) immediately after their panels unless otherwise scheduled.  

» National media briefings.
As soon as they are organised and confirmed, details will be posted below.

Tuesday 25 May

  • 9:00 - 12:00 - OECD Urban Roundtable for Mayors and Ministers: Cities and Green Growth: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, with Mayors from many of the world’s most influential cities, Ministers and senior business executives, discussed ways cities can grow their economies, create jobs, give their citizens high-quality urban services, and protect the environment. 

Wednesday 26 May

  • 09:00 - Under embargo: OECD Economic Outlook video conferences with Berlin and Tokyo
  • 10:45 - News conference to launch the OECD Economic Outlook with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan. Watch the webcast. Forum. CC7
  • 11:30 - Press briefing with Deputy Chief Economist Jorgen Elmeskov on the OECD Economic Outlook. Media Centre
  • 17:10 - Live debate in English hosted by France24: 'From crisis to recovery: the way forward'
  • 19:10 - Live debate in French hosted by France24: 'De la crise à la reprise : la marche à suivre'

Thursday 27 May

Friday 28 May


This schedule will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Last updated on May 28, 2010

Interview requests

  • OECD Economic Outlook
    Requests for interviews or more information on the Economic Oulook, please contact Stephen.DiBiasio@oecd.org.

  • OECD Forum
    For more information on the Forum or a request to interview a speaker or participant, please contact Sara.Sreberny-Mohammadi@oecd.org.

  • OECD Ministerial Meeting
    If you wish to interview a minister attending the Ministerial Meeting, please contact Helen.Fisher@oecd.org

Media facilities


Media Centre

Journalists will have access at all times to the Media Centre in the OECD Conference Centre and to the main hall of the OECD Conference Centre. Relevant documents will be available there as well as laptop plug-ins.

WiFi Internet access

WiFi Internet access is available throughout the OECD Conference Centre. The WiFi network name (SSID) is HotspotOECD. To access the Internet, first open your browser and click on “CONNECT” whereby you agree to the OECD Hotspot terms of use (displayed following CONNECT).  A more detailed description is available in the Cybercafé and the Media Centre.


The OECD TV, radio and videoconference studios will be available to all broadcast journalists on a first come, first served basis. This includes cameras, editing facilities, ISDN lines and the necessary technicians. These facilities are available free of charge (» More about the media facilities).

Mobile phone coverage

2G and 3G mobile phone coverage via the network operator SFR Vodafone is available in the OECD Conference Centre, other operators are less well covered.


  • Photos of the Ministerial Meeting below and the Forum will be posted as they become available. We invite journalists to use these images. Please include the OECD copyright and credit the photographer.


Please include the OECD Forum logo in any articles, blogs, websites, videos or other media you publish.




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